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The 2022-23 academic year begins with a welcome for new on-campus students

On 12 September 2022, the University of Andorra (UdA) inaugurated the 2022-2023 academic year as classes began for students enrolled on the various courses provided in the face-to-face teaching mode. The first day featured four sessions to welcome the new first-year students in each area, who had the chance to familiarise themselves with the campus and the resources available to them.

On Monday, then, classes began for the bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Teaching and Learning, Business Administration and Computer Science, as well as for the Advanced Professional Diploma in Accounting and Management, while classes for the Master’s degree in Education will begin on Sunday. On September 28, the remaining bachelor’s degrees and the online master’s degrees offered in cooperation with the Open University of Catalonia (Communication, Law, Humanities and Catalan Language) will begin.

Main novelties

With the lifting of safety and hygiene measures to combat COVID-19 and the return to full normality, the main novelty for the 2022-2023 academic year is the launch of the new Advanced Professional Diploma (DPA) in Accounting and Management. The course adopts the new UdA educational model, with a semester- and module-based structure. The new specialisation, which replaces the DPA in Administration and Finance, focuses more on accounting, a field in which there is great demand for professionals in Andorra at present. The course continues to follow a two-year syllabus with a high quality of training and a minimum of 400 hours of compulsory professional practice.

A new syllabus will also come into effect for the Master in Law, with the possibilities for specialisation extended. Students can now opt for four different pathways: the Minor in Legal Practice, the Minor in Judicial Studies, a pathway without a minor and a fourth with double minor in Legal Practice and Judicial Studies. The new Minor in Judicial Studies is offered in accordance with the wish of the Superior Council of Justice of Andorra (CSJA) to promote access to careers in the judiciary.

As regards lifelong learning, a new postgraduate course will be launched on Data Protection and Information Security, its syllabus taking into account regulations in this field recently approved in Andorra. The postgraduate course, organised in cooperation with the Andorran Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services and UPF Barcelona School of Management and with the support of the Andorran Data Protection Agency, will be imparted on-campus from November to June.

Inauguration: September 29

The 2022-2023 academic year at the University of Andorra (UdA) will be formally inaugurated at 11 am on Thursday, 29 September 2022 in the Claror Auditorium at the Lauredià Cultural and Congress Centre in Sant Julià de Lòria. Invited by the University, the political scientist Guy Haug, an international expert in university evaluation and development, will give the inaugural speech. The event will include the graduation ceremony for the 2022 class, with the award of state degrees.

Pre-enrolments increase

As completion of the administrative enrolment process and the announcement of the official statistics at the opening ceremony are awaited, the University of Andorra expects to welcome at least the same number of students taking regulated courses as last year, if not more, this academic year 2022-23. This expectation is based on the total number of pre-enrolments, which has reached the highest figure in the history of the University, with 1,010 applications submitted. Although many pre-enrolments do not advance to full enrolment, the UdA interprets this growth as recognition of its status as a centre of higher education chosen by many when deciding where to study.

Date: 12 September 2022